This is the last ten hours (minus one) of 99.5 WLOL-FM/Minneapolis on February 26, 1991, taped off the air on cassettes and reassembled into convenient one-hour segments.
March 18, 2014
Radio The Way It Should Be Done
This is one of the last great Top 40 stations, captured at the end of an era.
While I never heard the station back in the day, other great stations just like it existed in nearly every major market, throughout The United States.
Shortly after WLOL closed up shop for good, ClearChannel bought up everything in sight, and the industry went straight into the toilet!
There are many great memories here, Pams of Dallas jingles (done WLS style), great hits (and a few near misses) of the 80's which most CD compilers seem to have forgotten and radio personalities who were actually passionate about the music they played.
If you never heard a good Top 40 Station (with a little bit of everything mixed in), or you miss the old days, this makes for great listening on an iPod (or whatever MP3 player you might own). Also fun to listen to while driving. Almost like radio, in real time.
Thanks Ron and all of the others who taped these segments.
Thankfully, everything ended up in the right hands, and we can all share in the joy of listening to 10 hours of (nearly) unscoped Top 40 fun!
April 16, 2008
While I didnt have a WLOL in the seattle neck of the woods (the closest I got was KUBE which was ok but nothing super special), I can at least live vicariously through you. I weep, for it sounds like a damn fine station!
March 24, 2007
This is when commercial radio was actually good. WLOL played some great music and they actually cared about their output unlike these stations with "music that moves." I mean, when stations sign off, they never put a whole days worth of goodbyes and songs they played long ago. Thanks Ron for posting all this on here